Virgin Australia's Velocity mints its first millionaire

By David Flynn, June 17 2011
Virgin Australia's Velocity mints its first millionaire

In brief: Virgin Australia's Velocity frequent flyer program has notched up its first 'millionaire', with Gold Coast-based Scott Gore clocking up one million Velocity Status credits.

Gore achieved this Ryan Bingham-esque feat by flying an average of three return trips each week with Virgin Australia in his role as CEO of Gold Coast financial services company Future Assist.

With a record like that, Gore is also certain to become the airline's first Platinum member when the elite Velocity status level is rolled out in the coming months.

In the meantime he'll have to make do with a commemorative plaque, an autographed copy of Sir Richard Branson's latest book – oh, and a free holiday package to the USA, all of which Virgin Australia hand-delivered on a surprise visit to his office.

Of course, Gore's achievement came just in time: under the recent revaluation (or perhaps devaluation?) of Velocity status credits, his one million credits are now equivalent to just 10,000 credits in Velocity's new currency, which means he is not only Velocity's first status credits millionaire but also quite likely its last!

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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12 May 2011

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Congrats to him!! Very nice of them to pay him a suprise visit! Im sure he has travelled on every sing DJ plane now, hahaha!

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10 Mar 2011

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Isn't "Platinum One" the new Qantas level above Platinum? I believe that Virgin will have "Velocity Platinum"....

24 Oct 2010

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Silly error on my part, was writing up something on QF's Platinum One earlier and was still lodged in my head when I bashed this story out – thanks for the pickup!


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